From Concept to Design

From concept to design – sometimes all it takes is a little idea.

I actually, randomly, thought about making this at around 3am.

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Back to the Box

Well, it’s that time of the year, unfortunately.

The southern winds pick up, throwing leaves all over the grass. The cool nights turn into bitter ones where you can hear a pin drop. The biting morning dew turning to that of ice.

I am being really dramatic, I know – it’s winter. I hate it.

So that also means it’s time to go back to the box! The photobox, that is. Still trying to figure things out with it, but I am loving what I can create!

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Welcome and Goodbye to Fall

Living in the Midwest, we really do have one of the most iconic Fall times in all of the World…at least in my opinion. That is, as long as it doesn’t last a week.

This year, we were truly blessed with an honest-to-goodness FALL Fall. One with cool temperatures, turning leaves, light winds, and plenty of cider. One that even impressed me (I am a well documented fan of Spring over Fall, as I hate Winter so much),

Sometimes you don’t even have to go that far, a great photo is right around the corner.

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A New Trick on an Old Photo

I think one of the best things about having SO many photos in your bank is that you can go back to photos you took years ago, learn something new, and apply it to them like I have done here.

This photo was taken a few years back in San Diego – which by they way is a town I would LOVE to see again – and re-edited with some new techniques I never really thought about before.

Now, I got to relive the glory of this trip with this amazing shot.

Long story short; sometimes those random videos and tutorials you find on YouTube can actually really inspire you. Just don’t talk so fast.

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Back To Vector

Back to the basics! Or, well, vector art. Something I haven’t done in a bit it seems.

Vector wasn’t always my strong suit, but it is something I always have fun doing. My designs are always simples, sometimes not even having any shadow depth (as you can see above), which is on purpose. A lot of my work feels like a design you’d see on a patch. But you know what? I like it, and that’s what matters.

Remember; if you’re the person who says “That art is dumb and easy, I could do that.”

Then do it!

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For the Love of Sepia Tone

There is not much more I love than sepia tone.

Besides my family and dogs.

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Pickin’ in the Midwest

Sometimes, there is nothing better than a muggy, Midwestern day. Picking apples in the Ohio heat, and not seeing another person for hours.

I always loved parks, fields, forests – something that is luckily in abundance in Ohio, something we really don’t appreciate as much as we should.

Everyone loves a good Honeycrisp.

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Chalk It Up

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A Fond Path In Westcreek

Sometimes I don’t even remember the place, just the fun I had.

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Round Earth

Trying my hand at vector design again. Every once in a while I get some inspiration.

Today was that day.

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